Su 57 or equipped with 400 km ultra long-range missiles, Russian media said China is also developing.

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 Su 57 or equipped with 400 km ultra long-range missiles, Russian media said China is also developing.


A hypersonic air defense missile with a range of more than 300 kilometers will be incorporated into the arsenal of Russias most advanced multi-purpose fighter Su-57. The weapon is designed to eliminate high value targets without impunity.

According to the article, the Su-57 is Russias first fifth-generation aircraft, aimed at threatening the war organizations of major aviation powers such as the United States. Usually, it is expected to carry weapons in its interior compartment to reduce radar cross-section and avoid damage to stealth capability. But larger missiles can be carried on the external hang points of the body, one of which will be the R-37M missile. This kind of missile has a range of more than anything owned by American aircraft.

R-37M is the upgraded version of the missile that was put into use in 1985. The basic model of the missile is 4.2 meters long and weighs 600 kilograms. It is only suitable for large aircraft such as MiG-31BM fighter aircraft.

The picture shows Russian Soviet -57 fighter.

The main feature of this updated version of the missile is its range, which is reported to be up to 300 km. Although some sources said the range could be as high as 400 km. This expensive missile is designed to destroy equally important targets such as the AWACS aircraft, but it poses a threat to more flexible targets such as fighters because of its final flight speed of Mach 6 and its active seeker navigation system.

It is reported that the R-37M model is in the final stage of development. It is equipped with a new guidance system and has been reduced in weight and length to fit on smaller platforms. Boris Obonosov, head of the Tactical Missile Company (KTRV), confirmed to the Interfax correspondent that the Su-57 would become one of the aircraft capable of launching the new missile. KRTV is the parent company of R-37 missile developer NPOVympel.

It is argued that the progress made in the development of R-37M raises questions about the future of another potential long-range air-to-air missile considered for the Su-57. This missile is called KS-172, developed by NPONovator company. The company is part of the Almaz-Antey company that competes and produces military equipment. It is reported that the missile has a range of more than 400 kilometers.

What makes it possible is to use a two-stage combination to rapidly advance the smaller second stage using a wider, more powerful first stage. Some successful tests have been carried out on the weapon, but it is believed that it is far from being put into use. According to the article, it is reported that China is developing similar missiles for its -20 stealth fighter.

The article argues that the United States may need to reconsider its air superiority strategy because both of its strategic competitors possess this type of weapon. The U.S. Air Force has deployed ultra-long-range air-to-air missiles, such as the AIM-54 Dead Bird missile with a combat range of 190 km. But this missile retired with the F-14 male cat fighter in 2004. Some of these missiles are still in use in Iran - a legacy of its special relationship with the United States in the past.

AIM-120AMRAAM is an over-the-horizon air-to-air missile of the US Air Force. Its range is even shorter than that of the Phoenix missile. It is reported that the range of advanced AIM-120D modified missiles is limited to 160 km. It is still a powerful weapon for many platforms. The U.S. military expects that almost any enemy can be shot down by such missiles launched from safe distances, while more modern fighters such as the F-22 and F-35 provide additional target information for older aircraft. By deploying larger-range missiles, Russia and China will strengthen their capabilities in this strategic area, thereby threatening American weapons from a safe distance. This could open a loophole until NATO can take countermeasures, such as developing MBDA Meteor Missiles. (compile / Yin Hongyi) this article source: Reference News Net editor: Yao Wenguang _NN1682

AIM-120AMRAAM is an over-the-horizon air-to-air missile of the US Air Force. Its range is even shorter than that of the Phoenix missile. It is reported that the range of advanced AIM-120D modified missiles is limited to 160 km. It is still a powerful weapon for many platforms. The U.S. military expects that almost any enemy can be shot down by such missiles launched from safe distances, while more modern fighters such as the F-22 and F-35 provide additional target information for older aircraft.

By deploying larger-range missiles, Russia and China will strengthen their capabilities in this strategic area, thereby threatening American weapons from a safe distance. This could open a loophole until NATO can take countermeasures, such as developing MBDA Meteor Missiles. (compile / Yin Hongyi)